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Proposed New Hampshire Law Would Limit Police Use of Deadly Force

Police across New Hampshire are voicing their disapproval of a piece of proposed legislation that would revoke the legal authority law enforcement officers have to use deadly force during an arrest.

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Phoenix Police to Purchase Brainwave Monitor for Training

Phoenix police will spend $60,000 on a high-tech brainwave-monitoring system endorsed by elite athletes to help reduce officer use-of-force incidents, including shootings.

Equilibrium

It is tough to have effective training when the troops are not receptive to the message.

Application Rate for Jobs at U.S. Agencies Plummets

“There’s an increased potential for officers to be criminally liable for making a good-faith mistake,” said Terry Sult, the police chief in Hampton, Va. “We’re seeing a lot more media coverage of officers being prosecuted, and that weighs heavily on a lot of officers' hearts. ... That’s a stressor on whether I want to stay in this position or not.”

Oregon Mayor to Propose Deployment of Unarmed "Officers"

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to bring a new policing pilot program before the City Council to deploy non-sworn and unarmed "officers" who would be "engaged in the community in non-emergency calls, so that's things like property crimes, break-ins," he said.

NRA Multi-State Regional Police Competition to be Held in Texas Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

Known by the initials TPC, the NRA’s Tactical Police Competition program was created to provide law enforcement agencies and their officers a cost effective way to expand their training opportunities in preparation for today’s challenging environment where officers must make split-second lifesaving decisions when dealing with violent situations in order to protect the communities they serve, the NRA says.

Seattle Officer Fired for Punching Handcuffed Woman Can Get Job Back

Officer Adley Shepherd—who was fired in 2016 by former Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole after he reportedly punched a handcuffed woman—can have his job back following a second investigation into the matter by an independent civilian arbitrator.

Oklahoma Department Seeks to Recruit More Female Officers

The Tulsa (OK) Police Department wants more women in its ranks. Currently, out of more than 800 sworn Tulsa police officers, only about 100 are women.

Veteran California Officer Retires after 50+ Years of Service

Ron McDonald passed the 50-year milestone in 2015, but has decided in 2018 that it's finally time to stop working.

Training the Bomb Hunters

Person-Borne Explosives Detection Dogs can detect explosives being carried on the body of a moving person.